By Marc Livitz: The fight card in San Antonio, Texas on Monday evening showcased two Olympians. Errol Spence gave the more impressive performance of the duo with a resounding fourth round TKO victory over Peter Oluoch. The 24 year old Texan maintained his undefeated record (11-0, 9 KO’s) by way of a dominating performance over his Kenyan opponent throughout the welterweight contest.
Errol showed tremendous patience through much of the opening round, which ultimately led to his success in landing a few combinations upstairs. Oluoch’s tendency to hold his jab glove low gave Spence multiple shots at his head and face. A hard left to begin the second sent Peter back a few steps and Spence was beyond effective at closing down the ring. He often made sure to reestablish and maintain his stance after he took chances in coming forward.
Errol Spence held his gloves high as his witty African opponent tried to puzzle him in the third. The tricks were no avail as Spence merely picked his shots with greater accuracy. As the fourth round was underway, Spence was certainly the more aggressive of the two competitors. His activity level seemed to be double of that of his foe. Just outside of the first minute of the period, Errol tagged Peter with a short left hook to the outside of the head which sent the Kenyan in a backpedal. Multiple lefts were then set up and followed which led to Oluoch going to the canvas after he was unable to clinch. This would be the first of the round’s two knockdowns.
Peter beat the count and Errol then charged forward with another attack. Wide left and rights connected and a short left to the chin spelled the end of a long night for Oluoch and a great one for Spence. Referee Rafael Ramos waved the bout to a close at the 1:39 mark of round four. Errol Spence stays unbeaten. The loss gave Peter Olouch (12-7-2, 6 KO’s) his third loss in four fights as well as six of his last seven.
Gausha Eases Past Sosa
Terrell Gausha jabbed and followed up his way to a clear and decisive eight round decision win over George Sosa. Gausha (8-0, 5 KO’s), a 2012 Olympian was only tested a handful of times during the bout, most notably by way of an overhand right from his New Jersey opponent during the third and fourth rounds. Otherwise, the Cleveland native used his rangy jab to his advantage and worked the body of Sosa (13-6, 13 KO’s). Terrell’s highlight of the middleweight contest likely came towards the end of round four, when an overhand right caught Sosa squarely on the chin and short left hooks kept his foe from the east from tying up the action.
Throughout the second half of the contest, Gausha continued to have his way with Sosa, who had actually agreed to the fight with no more than one week’s notice.
February 10, 2014